With the launch of the latest edition of the FIFA soccer video game, EA Sports announced the top 100 players on Thursday. However, the newly released ratings have been received with mixed reactions from players and fans alike.
One of the players to respond to the latest FIFA 21 ratings is Belgian star and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
After a summer move from Manchester United, the 27-year-old enjoyed a productive 2019-20 campaign with Serie A side Inter Milan. In his debut season, the striker scored a whopping 34 goals at the San Siro, as he broke the club record for consecutive goals as he found the back of the net in 10 consecutive games.
Following a sensational individual performance last season, he remains one of the highest-rated forwards in the latest version of the game, however, his FIFA ratings dropped from 86 in FIFA 20 to 86 in FIFA 21.
Romelu Lukaku took to social media to respond angrily to his FIFA 21 rating, as he accused the game’s makers of intentionally messing with player’s ratings in order to boost their publicity.
He tweeted: “Let’s be honest FIFA just mess with the ratings so we players start complaining about the game and give them more publicity… I ain’t with this s***. I know what I do.”
Other football stars who have also reacted to the latest FIFA ratings include Arsenal forward, Aubameyang, who laughed at his rating downgrade from 88 to 87, after scoring 29 goals last season.
Manchester City defender, Aymeric Laporte also took to Twitter to reveal he was also shocked after he saw he was given 63 for pace while fans could not believe Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was given the same 86 rating as Manchester United star Paul Pogba.